The ER: One Good Thing a Day

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Hamilton Books, Jan 28, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 324 pages
To most of us the emergency room (ER) can be a foreboding place, but to the team who work here, it's home. At times, it is just like what you see on television_hours of mundane activity interspersed with moments of terror involving life-changing, visceral emergencies. It is the never-ending struggle of life and death, and the balance can shift ever so slightly in the day-to-day. But more than that, within the walls, there are the people. The patients, who in an unknown circumstance without their normal mechanisms for control available to them, are still mostly optimistic and hopeful. The physicians continually strive toward flawless technical excellence, while attempting to maintain a human touch in the interaction. The nurses are caring, kind, and perform the proverbial acts of mercy. The ancillary staff_registration, technicians, aids, and housekeepers_are the cohesive group that gets the hard jobs done. This is their story.

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About the author (2008)

Rade B. Vukmir M.D., J.D., is president of Critical Care Medicine Associates, a medical service and consulting enterprise. He is trained in emergency medicine and critical care medicine, and has a legal degree with a specialization in health law. This company has been a medical consulting enterprise for seventeen years providing a wide variety of clinical medical activity, education, and medicolegal and business consultation services. Dr. Vukmir has written over forty journal articles. He is the author of five books including The Mill (University Press of America, 1999); Lessons Learned (University Press of America, 2003); and The ER: A Year in the Life (Hamilton Books, 2005).

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